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Installing reverse lights

gary h
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Post by gary h Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:28 pm

I am installing Back up lights on my '68 P/U and i do not know where to connect the switch that is on the Shifter (Auto Trans.) The wiring charts show a Black wire and a orange wire going to the switch. I have a Black wire running to the rear body,which according to the charts is for the B/U lights. Thanks in advance.Installing reverse lights Img_2011
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Post by 69 Wed Oct 07, 2020 12:51 am

Test the black wire you have (to the rear): touch it to battery plus and the backup lights should light.

The Orange Wire is then 12V ignition (check with a test-light).

Connect the two switch wires (as of pic) to the above wires: one to orange and one to the black wire and you should be good to go. It does not matter which way you connect both wires to the switch.
dix
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Post by dix Wed Oct 07, 2020 3:05 am

the lights in the back only have 1 wire so the light bezel has to be grounded to the body


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Post by 69 Wed Oct 07, 2020 7:14 am

dix is absolutely right. I assumed a stock wiring/setup in the rear. Ground is provided via the screws holding the backup-light socket to the body.
gary h
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Post by gary h Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:03 am

Yes,In this case Black is Pos.

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